Railway Association of Canada

Pictured, left to right: Railway Association of Canada Board Chair Janet Drysdale (CN Photograph); HNTB’s Jeff Watson (HNTB Photograph); and HNTB’s Dominic Spaethling (HNTB Photograph).

People News: RAC, HNTB/WTS

Railway Association of Canada (RAC) appoints Janet Drysdale of CN as Board Chair, succeeding Jeffrey J. Ellis of Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC). Also, HNTB’s Jeff Watson earns the WTS Man of the Year Award, and WTS Utah names HNTB the Employer of the Year.

Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez (left) and RAC President and CEO Marc Brazeau (right).
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Transport Canada, RAC Join Forces to Reduce Emissions

Canada’s Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez and Railway Association of Canada (RAC) President and CEO Marc Brazeau on Dec. 21 jointly announced a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that “reflects a shared vision of working toward net-zero emissions by 2050 and builds upon the meaningful progress made to date by the Canadian rail sector.”

Andy Ash, retired Director of Dangerous Goods at the Railway Association of Canada, is the 2023 Holden-Proefrock Award winner for career achievement in hazmat safety. (RAC Photograph)

AAR Honors 28 Hazmat Safety Leaders

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Oct. 18 reported that Andy Ash, retired Director of Dangerous Goods at the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), and 27 shippers have earned industry awards for their commitment to the safe transport of hazardous materials (hazmat).

Cara Chell, diesel mechanic, is photographed in the Winnipeg CP service yard April 17, 2019.
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RAC Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) on Oct. 15 announced the first scholarship recipients from the proceeds of its Women in Rail 2023 conference, which took place in June.